Rabbits are good to eat and to sell. Rabbits can be sold to earn money. A family that raises rabbits can always kill one to eat.
Rabbits need a cage or hutch. Rabbits may become sick or die if it is too windy, or if they get wet, or cold. Rabbits get hot easily and they will suffer in the direct sun. So rabbits need a hutch to protect them from the weather.
How to build a Rabbit Cage or Rabbit Hutch
Choose a place where you can keep an eye on the rabbits. But the rabbit cage should be away from where children play, as rabbits hate noise.
The rabbit cage is built on posts which should be 180 centimeters for the front and 170 centimeters for the back. This difference creates a slope to drain off the rainwater. Dig the post holes about 30 centimeters deep. Build the floor one meter above the ground. You can make the floor with wire mesh or with scrap lumber, but leave gaps between the boards so that the urine and droppings fall to the ground. Make the walls with scrap lumber, nailed close together on the back and sides. The walls should be smooth, so the rabbits don’t hurt themselves.
Each adult rabbit must have its own pen, or they will fight. A pen should be at least 60 centimeters high, 90 centimeters wide, and 70 centimeters to the back, so the rabbit can stand up and hop around. Make a door in each pen to give water and feed.
Rabbit pens must be well ventilated because the urine stinks. To let in light and air, make the front of the cage from wire mesh. You can use old corrugated iron sheets to make the roof, if there are no holes in them.
Add a small box with soft bedding to be a nest where the female can give birth. In cold places, a bedding of straw helps to keep the rabbits warm. Give the rabbits a bowl of water. Keep rats and ants out. Make a rat guard with tin on each post. Smear old engine oil on the base of the posts so the ants do not crawl up.
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